So I finished my first pair of Jaywalkers, and a whole day ahead of schedule. Here they are all wrapped up in the Sockapaloooza-inspired sock band I made, complete with washing instructions.
I didn't pay the best attention to the pattern when I got to the heel flap, so I made the heel flap twice as long as the pattern directed, which, I think, resulted in kind of wonky shaped feet. But they fit me just fine, and I hope they fit their intended recipient too. Ah well, she can always use them as dustcloths, right?
Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock, color: Camouflage, size 1 dpns.
And I cast on today for a pair of Jaywalkers for my husband, Paul. He likes light colored-socks, and I'm pretty sure his favorite color is blue, though he keeps insisting it's red. Whatever.
Speaking of red, the yarn I got from eBay seller kbrece arrived today, and is it lovely! Can't wait to use it.
Finally, I had to completely frog my Pomatomus sock. I missed a crucial part where I was supposed to shift some stitches after each pattern repeat. Oops! I don't know how much difference it makes, but I tried to keep knitting after I realized my mistake, and I just couldn't do it. Blech, perfection.
Shopping Update: I went to Fringe! today and got this stuff. I decided to give the Magic Loop method a try, but I don't know how to learn how to do it. If anyone knows of an online tutorial, please let me know! My husband's 93 year-old grandmother is in the hospital, so I got the baby cashmerino to make her a pair of socks. Everyone needs a pair of super-soft yummy socks in a gorgeous color, don't you think?
My mother-in-law went shopping with me, and she bought 4 skeins of the most beautiful mohair/acrylic yarn, Whispers, and a book with a lacy shawl pattern using it. It's going to be gorgeous.